Wow... someone REALLY needs to revisit their history book. Let me just give you some starting points. 1989, the leader of the USSR was Mikhail Gorbachev, not Yeltsin. Mikhail took office in 1985, and held it until 1991. 1989, the president of the USA was George HW Bush, not Clinton. Clinton took office in 1993 and held it until 2001. 1991, the year the USSR went down. Boris Yeltsin was the first president of post USSR Russia, and he came to power in 1991, after the collapse of the USSR.